Abdus Selim

Abdus Selim (born 19 September 1945)[1] is a Bangladeshi academic, writer and translator. He was awarded Bangla Academy Literary Award in 2015 in the translation category and Shaheed Muneir Chowdhury Award in 2010 for his contribution to theatre.[2][3] He is currently a faculty member of the Department of English Language-Literature at Central Women's University.[4]

Abdus Selim
আবদুস সেলিম
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Selim in July 2018
Born (1945-09-19) 19 September 1945 (age 75)
Alma materUniversity of Dhaka
OccupationAcademic, writer, translator
Awardsfull list


Selim completed his bachelor's and master's in English from the University of Dhaka.[3] He got his breakthrough in translation work by translating Bertolt Brecht's Life of Galileo in 1975 on a request by film director Masihuddin Shaker and was published in 1979.[5] [6] Nagorik Natya Sampradaya theatre group staged the play under the direction of Ataur Rahman in 1988.[5]


Selim taught at the Teacher's Training College in Libya as well as in England, United States and Germany.[3] He occsaionally teaches the Aesthetics of Theatre at Ramendu Majumdar's theatre school.[3] He served as the vice-president and an executive body member of International Theatre Institute.[3] He was a faculty member of the English Department at North South University.[3]

Majority of the drama plays translated by Selim have been directed by Ataur Rahman.[5]

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  1. ^ "আবদুস সেলিম". opinion.bdnews24.com. 2011-10-28. Retrieved 2020-08-18.
  2. ^ "11 honoured with Bangla Academy awards". The Daily Star. 2016-01-28. Retrieved 2020-08-18.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "A Scholar's Paeans to a Martyr". The Daily Star. 2010-12-04. Retrieved 2020-08-18.
  4. ^ "Faculty Members of the Department of English Language-Literature". www.cwu.edu.bd. Retrieved 2020-08-18.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Foreign plays in Bangla". The Daily Star. 2004-09-16. Retrieved 2020-08-18.
  6. ^ "When Aly Zaker was possessed by Galileo's excellence". The Daily Star. 2018-10-06. Retrieved 2020-08-18.
  7. ^ "An exciting theatrical adaptation of Alice in Wonderland". Dhaka Tribune. 2020-06-11. Retrieved 2020-08-18.

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